Bankruptcy looming for RadioShack, Sprint may purchase stores

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RadioShack is nearly one hundred years old, but that does not mean it is guaranteed to hit the milestone. The last few years have been especially difficult for the electronics retailer and now it seems that a bankruptcy filing is on the way. To combat bankruptcy and gain some cash, RadioShack is working to sell some of its stores to Sprint. The carrier, who has also had its fair share of troubles recently, would be able to expand with the takeover of many leases belonging to RadioShack. Sprint has been very open about expanding through retail stores; therefore, it is not shocking to hear of interest in RadioShack locations.

Source: Bloomberg

[New Android Wear app] DressWatch matches your watch with your outfit

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Not all watch faces available on an Android Wear device can be adjusted. For those that require a complete outfit with the watch included, there is DressWatch. The app matches a users watch face with the outfit they are wearing. It does so by grabbing two colors from an image uploaded or one already taken. The user can change the colors to their liking if they do not like what DressWatch has offered. Rather than hunting for a watch face and risking disappointment, DressWatch ensures a user can match.

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Alleged LG G4 specifications leak, Snapdragon 810 and 16MP camera included

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The most anticipated devices to launch in early 2015 will come from Samsung and HTC. However, it seems that LG can be added to the mix. Why? Information involving the LG G4 has been trickling in over the last few weeks. And now we have learned about some of its alleged specifications. Unsurprisingly, the Snapdragon 810 from Qualcomm will be the processor selected. The amount of RAM joining the processor is 3GB. A system dump of the Android 5.0 operating system makes it appear as if a 16MP camera will be included. In all (if true), LG has quite the handset on its hands.

A launch at Mobile World Congress 2015 in March is a possibility for the LG G4.

Source: Techmaniacs
Via: Phone Arena

Lollipop update rolling out for 2014 TELUS Moto X

Moto_X_2014_2nd_Gen_Slanted_Back_Motorola_Logo_Camera_Lens_01_TAA lot of people are still waiting for their phones to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop. Owners of the 2014 Moto X on TELUS – your wait is over. According to user fortunerazor on Moto X’s Reddit page, the TELUS 2014 Moto X has begun receiving a hefty system update that is Android 5.0.

If you’re receiving the update, which is 575.7 MB, let us know how the process goes in the comments.

Source: r/MotoX

Google releases Android 5.0.2 factory images for Nexus 10 and 2013 Nexus 7

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Google has just posted Android 5.0.2 Lollipop factory images for the Nexus 10 and 2013 Nexus 7. Until now, the only images that were available were for the 2012 Nexus 7. The build number on today’s images is the same as last month’s LRX22G. Google hasn’t posted any change log, but we aren’t expecting big changes in the new firmware.

The images are available on Google’s developer site and should begin to rollout over-the-air soon. If you don’t want to wait, however, you can check out our guide on installing factory images here, and download the image via the source link below. 

Source: Google Developers

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[Deal] Expansys has the Nexus 6 (32 GB) in Cloud White for $605 today

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If you have been eyeing a Nexus 6, we have good news for you. Expansys not only has it in stock, but it’s also at a very good price. For today only, you can grab the Cloud White 32 GB version for $604.99, which is a savings of $44.01 off of the normal price. Even better news, shipping is free to anywhere in the U.S. (5 to 10 day arrival) and no sales tax will be assessed unless you live in Illinois. Depending on where you live, that could be another $40 to $50 in savings.

According to the website, the sale price is for today only so don’t hesitate on this one. Hit the source link to get your order in.

source: Expansys

 

Google Glass promoted from Google[x], Explorer program shutting down

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The Google Glass team announced today that they are moving on from Google[x] labs and will become their own business unit. The new Google Glass unit will be assigned to Tony Fadell who currently heads up Nest Labs for Google. The Glass team itself will continue to be run by Ivy Ross who will now report to Fadell. As part of the new direction for Glass, Google will stop selling the Explorer Edition of Google Glass after January 19th, although some units will continue to be made available to developers and companies working on specific applications.
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Screen Mode app takes new angle on accessing your smartphone screen

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One of the bigger annoyances all smartphone users deal with is getting access to the screen as quickly and easily as possible. Possibly in a perfect world, we might all leave our screens on all the time so a mere glance would reveal all we expect to see. In the real world though, that would lead to some very short periods of time in between battery charging. So, a variety of measures have been enacted to turn our screens off and only show limited notifications in an effort conserve battery life. However, that also means going through the trouble of turning a device back on to use it. The new Screen Mode app from XDA Senior Member Meko07 hopes to address this situation.
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